Flight test of Anti-Tank-Missile Helina Successful

Anti-Tank-Missile Helina

Flight test of Anti-Tank-Missile Helina Successful

Anti-Tank-Missile Helina: India test fired its helicopter launchable version of one of the most advanced anti-tank weapons missile from the Odisha coast on Friday.

Helina, the advance version of the Nag anti-tank guided missile with a hit range of 7-8 km, was launch from an Army chopper. The weapon system was test for its full range at 12.55PM near Test Range Integrated in Chandipur in Balasore district. As reported by defence sources.

During the trial, the Helina was release smoothly from the launching platform. Following which the missile tracked the target all through its track path in order to strike with highest precision.

Helina is something we can understand as air-to-land version of Nag missile. It is one of the five missile systems develop by DRDO under guidance of Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP).

Earlier, many trials of the third generation ‘fire and forget’ missile was conduct from both the ITR and Pokhran firing range. But, this modified version having close to zero error probability when test fire was complete for the first time.

Developed by our Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), it is one of the best and most-advanced anti-tank weapons in the world, sources said.

It is guide by infrared imaging seeker (IIR) operating in the lock-on mode before-launch mode.

It helps in further strengthening our defense capabilities of the country.

All parameters of the flight test of Anti-Tank-Missile Helina were monitor by the telemetry stations, tracking systems and helicopters deployed by Indian Army.

“The missile was fire at a range of 7 km. It tracked the target all through its track course and hit with precision. Data collected during these test are being analyse. We are satisfie with our preliminary test results” the official said.

On July 13, 2015, three round trials of Helina were comple at a firing range in Jaisalmer in Rajastan. Helina was also successfully test-fired launching from Rudra helicopter at Pokhran test range on August 19 last year.

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